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  5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Singapore

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With its diversity in culture, language, food, art and architecture, Singapore can be regarded as one of the most fun and exciting places to live in. This dynamic country has so many fresh experiences to offer, it is hardly any surprise that thousands of expats are choosing to move to Singapore each year. There are several things to see and do in Singapore, whether you are a resident or a tourist. Here are five uniquely Singaporean experiences that all expats must have:

1. Take a shot at the Merlion:

The Merlion, an 8.6-meter tall mythical creature that has the body of a fish and the head of a lion, is like the national icon of Singapore.   more ...

  Is The Cost Of Living In Singapore Now Too Expensive For Expats?

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Singapore is now the world’s most expensive city, according to the new rankings of the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU). Singapore which ranked sixth in the same survey last year has now overtaken Tokyo (which topped the list last year), Osaka, Sydney and Melbourne, which all occupied top positions that year.

The EIU surveyed 140 cities across the world, with New York City as a base, and compared the costs of 160 products and services like food, household supplies, transport, domestic help, utility bills, clothing, home rent, private schools and recreation.   more ...

  5 Expat Clubs in Singapore You Should Consider Joining

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Expats are usually faced with the daunting task of adjusting to a foreign country with different laws and varied cultural traditions. It does take a while to adapt to an unfamiliar environment, and here is where expats clubs and associations play an important role. They serve as a support network and provide a place for people to connect with their communities, thereby taking care of the social, cultural, recreational and professional needs of their members.

Singapore is a modern and culturally diverse place, which allows expats to settle in quite easily. It also has many expat clubs that serve as a home away from home and greatly aid in the transition period that many people go through when they move to a new land. Here are the top 5 expat clubs in Singapore.   more ...

  Singapore – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

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We’ve recently spent some time travelling around the internet to find some of the best expat blogs in each country. This week, we’ve been focusing on Singapore – here are five of our favourites.

Curly Traveller

Anja is a Dutch blogger who lives in Singapore and does a lot of travelling around Asia. Curly Traveller shows the diversity and unique culture of Singapore, and puts a local twist on events that are popular worldwide. The blog also has quite a strong arts focus, and is a must-read for anyone who likes beautiful travel photography.   more ...

  Car Trouble In Singapore

Justin Harper
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Having been an expat now for three-and-a-half years, I keep asking myself when I will stop converting things back into British pounds. The realistic answer is probably never. The exchange rate for sterling in some countries makes it very easy to make a quick conversion – for example in Singapore, one pound equals two dollars. So all you need to do is divide the price in half to get your pound equivalent. If you are a tourist I can see the benefit of doing this. But when you are an expat, who earns their salary in Singapore dollars, there will never actually be any “’conversion’’ taking place. But that doesn’t stop me doing it in my head anyway. It would be better if I lived in Hong Kong as it takes much more mental arithmetic to divide prices by 12.   more ...


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